Monday, September 28, 2009


Well the rain FINALLY stopped here in Memphis and I am pleased as punch. It rained for two weeks straight but this gorgeous weather we are having now is almost worth it. Not to mention that it makes for great hair days. Kenny and I had a really nice and relaxing weekend.

Friday night we grabbed some dinner at Humdingers (which I love) because they have some healthier options and I can do my best to count points there. Then after dinner we went to see the movie Surrogates. I am kind of a nerd and love Sci-Fi movies and thought the premise looked really interesting. Kenny and I both really liked it. As we were standing in line we watched two huge charter buses pull up and drop off the entire Memphis Football team and their coaching staff. They all went to see Surrogates with us too. Ha!

Saturday morning I had a Junior League event for my placement of Kids In the Kitchen. The event was at the Memphis Children's museum and went really well. Once that was over I rushed home to watch the rest of the State game with Kenny. Tracy ended up coming over and watching the second half with us. All I have to say is GO BULLDOGS!!! We played amazingly and I am becoming a huge fan of Dan Mullen. We actually have an offensive team this year and it is so exciting to watch. I was heartbroken at the outcome of the game because we were just so close to winning but I am so encouraged by how well we played!

Saturday night we met up with our friends Susan and Andrew for dinner at Pete and Sam's with our bottles of wine in hand. This was our first time to eat there. I know I know. It was so good and we had such a good time. So after consuming our bottles we decided that we needed to have after dinner drinks and headed for Brookhaven Pub. And......after that Dan McGuiness for a little karaoke. Good times but definitely felt the effects of the night all day Sunday. It has been a while since Kenny and I had a night out like that. Ha!

Yesterday we just enjoyed being lazy and Kenny finally got a chance to work on the yard since the rain had prevented us from mowing for two straight weeks. It needed it! Then I cooked a couple of chicken pot pies that I was supposed to make during the week and my sister and her roomie came over for dinner. So since we got busy a couple nights last week my Menu Monday is a lot of the same stuff this week.

SUNDAY - For lunch I made Potato Soup*. It was a weight watchers recipe. Very good and easy. And then last night the Chicken Pot Pie recipe from last week. This recipe was sooooo easy and very healthy. Lots of veggies.

MONDAY - Junior League meeting so leftovers

TUESDAY - Taco Soup recipe from last week. See link below.

WEDNESDAY - Shrimp Boil with new potatos and corn on the cob

THURSDAY - Leftovers

Weight Watchers points: 2 points per serving (1 cup each)

Ingredients (for 10 servings):
16 oz Ore Ida Style Hashbrowns
4 Cans FF low sodium chicken broth
1 envelope McCormick country gravy mix
1-2 onions chopped
1 clove garlic - minced

How to prepare the hashbrown potato soup:
Spray nonstick pan w/Pam and saute onion and garlic. Add hashbrowns & cook till tender.
Transfer to large stock pan.
Add 3 cans chicken broth and bring to boil. Add 4th can of broth and gravy mix, whisking gravy mix into soup.
Bring to a boil and simmer for a bit.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009



Well it is Wednesday night and despite the many many many shows that I manage to keep up with. (seriously I might have a problem) I am totally and completely infatuated with GLEE! I love this show. Have yall been watching?

I love all the musical numbers and have downloaded all of them from Itunes. I love how they just break into song. Like when Rachel sang Rhianna's song "Take A Bow" a couple of episodes ago. So good! I love the cute actor who plays the Spanish teacher turned Glee Club sponsor who can sing and dance to boot. And the writing and humor in this show are top notch.

Cannot wait for tonight!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Sooooooo......I have been a little MIA. Don't really have an explanation. Here are some things that have been going on:

• Kenny and I drove down to Waveland, MS with our friends Joe and Tracy to spend the long weekend with our friends Megan and Patrick who just finished building their house down there. It was an amazing time and I want to go back. I am still hoping to do an entire post on this trip because we had so much fun and took lots of pictures.

• My sister moved to Memphis for grad school and Kenny and I are so excited to have her here.

• We joined the church that we have been visiting for the last few months and we are so pleased to have found a church home.

• Kenny went to Las Vegas for market and stayed at the New York New York. He will go twice a year. I got a phone call while he was looking for some souvenirs and he said...."Everything here is just so tacky." Ha. Well yea. It is Vegas.

•FOOTBALL SEASON HAS STARTED AND THE BULLDOGS ARE 2-1! We are actually scoring and playing offense and we are flying our Mississippi State flag proudly. We also really hope to make it to some games this season.

• My best friend Stefanie and her husband Conrad had their baby, Conrad Patrick on Saturday morning. I am so excited for them and can't wait to make a trip out to Raleigh to see them.

• And after having a really sad day one day I joined Weight Watchers and I am loving it. Tomorrow will be my fifth weigh in. And I have lost around 11lbs. So I am feeling great!!! I like going to the meetings because weigh in is such an accountability thing for me. Even though only one person sees it. It still matters to me if I do not have a loss because I feel like a failure.

And now because it is Monday and I have not meal planned in months (literally) here is

SUNDAY- Went over to Christin and J.R.'s for make your own pizza night and NFL football. It was delicious and so fun. During the day I went ahead and made our Monday night dinner, and also cooked and chopped the chicken for another recipe. I am on the ball.


TUESDAY - Have a Weight Watchers Meeting and a Junior League meeting so leftovers it is! 

WEDNESDAY- CHICKEN POT PIE ( My friend made this a week or two ago and said it was so awesome and so easy.) 7 WW for 1/4 of recipe.

THURSDAY - TACO SOUP 2 WW points per cup.

FRIDAY - Leftovers